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Eggplant Hot Pockets – Meatless Monday Vegan or Vegetarian Fare

Vegan or Vegetarian Options, Grain or Gluten-Free for Meatless Monday

With lots of people avoiding gluten and grains, I thought I’d invent a comforting and delicious faux sandwich in the Raw Fusion Kitchen for my sandwich-loving hubby.

Food combining has always been a tried and true way for me to maintain a healthy weight; While I believe that occasional indulgences are de riguer for a long-term successful weight management program, for the most part avoiding combining starchy carbs with animal protein is better all-around for proper digestion and weight loss.

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Curried Apple-Cucumber-Kale Salad

Meatless Monday Raw Vegan Brunch

I had some friends over for lunch the other day to introduce them to the raw foods lifestyle.  This is a photo featuring a bowl of the Curried Apple-Cucumber-Kale-Cranberry Salad which I served with Sunflower Seed Pate, Onion Crisps and a really refreshing Green Tea with Apricots, sweetened with stevia.

Have to admit that I get such a kick out of serving raw foods to people who have never tried them before as the response is always favorable and rather astounded by the gourmet and sophisticated taste sensations.

Especially fun is finding fabulous ways to serve kale, a green that is probably one the most nutritious plants in the world, but not one that most people are accustomed to eating.  After all, when you are served a plate of food at a restaurant garnished with some kale, how often have you actually munched down on that leafy green?

For this recipe, leaving the dressing for about 20-30 minutes on the salad and even massaging into the kale will actually soften the texture and make the kale much more delectable.

Curried Apple-Cucumber-Kale Salad

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